Disciplina Clericalis

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WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN
New Series

Vol. XXII
No. 3
MAY, 1919

LITERARY SECTION SUPPLEMENT



Western Reserve Studies, Vol. I, No. 5




Peter Alphonse's

DISCIPLINA CLERICALIS
(English Translation)

FROM

The Fifteenth Century Worcester Cathedral Manuscript F. 172

BY
WILLIAM HENRY HULME, Ph. D.
Professor of English


CONTENTS



Preface
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3
Introduction
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5
I.
The Half Friend
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14
II.
The Two Perfect Friends
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15
III.
The King and the Poets
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20
IV.
The Mule and the Fox
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21
V.
The Ungrateful Serpent
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24
VI.
The Poet Turned Porter
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24
 
A Priest in the House of Drinkers
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25
 
The Voice of the Owl
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26
VII.
The Vine-Dresser Deceived by His Wife
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27
VIII.
The Husband Deceived by Means of a Sheet/
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28
IX.
The Mother-in-Law with the Drawn Sword
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29
 
The King and His Jester
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30
X.
The Procuress and Her Weeping Bitch
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31
XI.
The Jealous Husband and the Stone Cast into the Well
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33
XII.
The Tale of the Ten Coffers
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35
XIII.
The Ten Tuns of Oil
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37
XIV.
The Tale of the Golden Serpent
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40
XV.
The Three Pilgrims to Mecca and the Loaf
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43
XVI.
The Master Tailor and His Apprentice Nedwy
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44
XVII.
The Churl and the Bird
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47
XVIII.
The Plowman with His Oxen and the Wolf and the Fox
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48
XIX.
The Thief and the Moonbeam
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50
XX.
Concerning Marianus
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52
XXI.
Etiquette in the King's Service
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53
XXII.
The Lazy Servant Maimund
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55
XXIII.
Socrates and the King
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58
XXIV.
The Wise Merchant and the Improvident King
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59
XXV.
The Thief Caught While Hesitating About What to Take
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62
XXVI.
The Sayings of the Philosophers at the Tomb of Alexander the Great
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64
XXVII.
The Hermit Chastening His Soul
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64
XXVIII.
The Knight in Exile and His Friend Whose Wife Played Him False
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66
XXIX.
The Roman Merchant Who Laid a Wager on His Wife's Chastity
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69
XXX.
The Unchaste Wife and the Rescue of Her Lover
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70

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